Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers will be hard-pressed to have his way with the Rams’ stingy defense, but L.A. is going to have trouble out-scoring Green Bay.
Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers will be hard-pressed to have his way with the Rams’ stingy defense, but L.A. is going to have trouble out-scoring Green Bay.
Louise from St. Louis is not done with the franchise.
Wall Street dropped again Friday to close out its first losing week in three after reports showed the pandemic is deepening the hole for the economy, as Washington prepares to throw it another lifeline. Stocks of companies that most need a healthier economy took some of the sharpest losses. Treasury yields also dipped as reports showed shoppers held back on spending during the holidays and are feeling less confident. Stocks have run out of steam since setting a record a week before on optimism that COVID-19 vaccines and more stimulus from Washington will bring an economic recovery. On Friday: The S&P 500 fell 27.29, or 0.7%, to 3,768.25. The Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 177.26, or 0.6%, to 30,814.26. The Nasdaq composite dropped 114.14, or 0.9%, to 12,998.50. The Russell 2000 index of smaller companies lost 32.15, or 1.5%, to 2,123.20. For the week: The S&P 500 is down 56.43 points, or 1.5%. The Dow is down 283.71 points, or 0.9%. The Nasdaq is down 203.47 points, or 1.5%. The Russell 2000 is up 31.54 points, or 1.5%. For the year: The S&P 500 is up 12.18 points, or 0.3%. The Dow is up 207.78 points, or 0.7%. The Nasdaq is up 110.22 points, or 0.9%. The Russell 2000 is up 148.35 points, or 7.5%. The Associated Press
The Connecticut Water Company announced the filing of an application to amend customer rates with the Connecticut PURA.
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Nearly every team still vying for the Super Bowl has an elite cornerback often capable of shutting down an opponent's top receiver all by himself. The NFC playoff bracket has three of the conference's four Pro Bowl cornerbacks: Green Bay's Jaire Alexander, Los Angeles' Jalen Ramsey and New Orleans' Marshon Lattimore.
Razer revealed a prototype for its new mask which includes an N95 filter, a voice amp and, yes, RGB lights. In the debut video, Razer director Charlie Bolton introduced the mask as Project Hazel and described it as “the world’s smartest mask.” It seems that Project Hazel is designed to be an advanced, sturdy mask that’s suitable for long-term use.
The Canadian dollar was trading 0.8% lower at 1.2732 to the greenback, or 78.54 U.S. cents, pulling back from a near three-year high on Thursday at 1.2621. "It's a move in line with what we have seen in other currencies ... So it's not the Canadian dollar on its own." Higher U.S. Treasury yields in anticipation of additional fiscal spending, have been supportive of the greenback since earlier this month.
TORONTO — Canada's main stock market fell to end the week lower on lower oil prices and concerns about a temporary reduction in vaccine shipments from Pfizer. The S&P/TSX composite index closed down 49.06 points to 17,909.03. In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average was down 177.26 points at 30,814.26. The S&P 500 index was down 27.29 points at 3,768.25, while the Nasdaq composite was down 114.14 points at 12,998.50. The Canadian dollar traded for 78.57 cents US compared with 79.03 cents US on Thursday. The March crude oil contract was down US$1.20 at US$52.42 per barrel and the February natural gas contract was up 7.1 cents at nearly US$2.74 per mmBTU. The February gold contract was down US$21.50 at US$1,829.90 an ounce and the March copper contract was down 6.25 cents at US$3.60 a pound. This report by The Canadian Press was first published Jan. 15, 2021. Companies in this story: (TSX:GSPTSE, TSX:CADUSD=X) The Canadian Press
The National Rifle Association said it plans to restructure in Texas as it faces a mountain of legal challenges.
Flower One Holdings Inc. ("Flower One" or the "Company") (CSE: FONE) (OTCQX: FLOOF) (FSE: F11), a leading cannabis cultivator, producer and innovator in Nevada, announced today that it received payment default notices from RB Loan Portfolio II, LLC (the "Lender") in respect of interests in the amount of $262,500 due on January 1, 2021 in connection with a loan from RB Loan Portfolio I, LLC (the "Lessor") to the Company in the amount of US$30,000,000, and from RB Loan Portfolio I, LLC (the "Lessor") in respect to lease payments in the amount of $526,677 due on January 5, 2021 in connection with the Company’s lease of the greenhouse facility located at 3950 North Bruce Street in North Las Vegas.
La technique en Aménagement et urbanisme du Cégep de Jonquière fait peau neuve pour la session d’automne 2021. Maintenant segmentée par année, elle permettra aux étudiants d’avoir plus facilement accès, durant leurs études, au marché du travail avec l’obtention de certificats de connaissances à la fin de chaque année scolaire. Pour actualiser ce programme, le Cégep de Jonquière a travaillé avec la Fédération des cégeps pour transformer la technique en formation segmentée, un projet pilote unique au Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean. Son contenu a aussi été établi en collaboration avec les entreprises du marché pour comprendre réellement leurs besoins en termes de main-d’oeuvre et de compétences. Le cégep a rapidement remarqué que les employeurs étaient prêts à engager les étudiants l’été, dès leur première année, pour faire quelques tâches. C’est le moment où elles ont le plus besoin de main-d’oeuvre. La formation a donc pour but de préparer les étudiants plus rapidement au marché du travail. La grille de cours a été modifiée, et à chaque fin d’année scolaire, l’étudiant sort avec un certificat qui atteste des connaissances qu’il a acquises au cours de l’année. Il pourra donc montrer cette preuve, l’été, aux employeurs et travailler rapidement dans son domaine. « De cette façon, l’étudiant pourra revenir de son été plus motivé, avec un bagage et une expérience réelle du marché du travail. Il aura mis en pratique ses acquis. Il pourra travailler concrètement dès sa première année de formation », explique Marie-Élaine Mercier, enseignante et responsable de la coordination départementale en Aménagement et urbanisme. Cette formation multidisciplinaire a un taux de placement de 100 %. Environ 90 % des étudiants sont embauchés à la fin de leurs études par des municipalités, des villes ou des MRC, pour devenir inspecteurs en bâtiment et en environnement. D’autres poursuivent leurs études dans l’un des domaines touchés par le programme ou encore sont embauchés dans des firmes d’urbanisme ou d’environnement, des organismes de bassins versants, et plus. Le Cégep de Jonquière espère que cette nouvelle formule motivera plus d’élèves à s’y inscrire. Une quinzaine d’étudiants s’y inscrivent chaque année, mais le marché du travail est constamment en recherche de main-d’oeuvre. Le Cégep de Jonquière pourrait former encore plus d’étudiants pour répondre à ce besoin. Nouveaux équipements Des équipements modernes ont aussi été acquis par l’établissement scolaire afin de moderniser le programme et suivre les technologies utilisées par les entreprises du domaine. Les élèves pourront avoir accès à de nouveaux logiciels, un drone, des lunettes interactives et plus. Le cégep a aussi fait l’acquisition d’une maquette modulable interactive qui servira aux étudiants à mieux comprendre la matière vue en classe. Avec une caméra, les étudiants peuvent créer des reliefs et les voir en temps réel sur une cartographie, sur un ordinateur. « C’est un outil technologique qui est vraiment pédagogique. Ce bac à sable interactif aidera certainement les étudiants à mieux comprendre le territoire qu’ils sont en train d’analyser », continue l’enseignante. Les étudiants intéressés ont jusqu’au 1er mars pour présenter leur demande d’admission à la technique en Aménagement et urbanisme au srasl.qc.ca.Myriam Arsenault, Initiative de journalisme local, Le Quotidien
OLIVIER DOULIERY/GettyThe National Rifle Association filed for bankruptcy on Friday.In a letter to members, Wayne LaPierre, the head of the notorious gun lobby group, wrote, “The plan aims to streamline costs and expenses, proceed with pending litigation in a coordinated and structured manner, and realize many financial and strategic advantages.”The group will apparently relocate from the “toxic political environment of New York” to Texas. For his part, LaPierre referred to the bankruptcy filing and reincorporation in the Lone Star State as a “restructuring plan.” The virulently pro-gun organization has been plagued by infighting among it executive ranks and legal troubles over the past year, and was sued by for fraud by the New York Attorney General in August. LaPierre strenuously attempted to frame the “voluntary Chapter 11 proceedings” as a positive development, despite years of rough financial news.“You know that our opponents will try to seize upon this news and distort the truth,” he wrote. “Don’t believe what you read from our enemies. The NRA is not “‘bankrupt’” or ‘going out of business.’ The NRA is not insolvent. We are as financially strong as we have been in years.”Read more at The Daily Beast.Get our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.
Ethan Hawke has been cast in a leading role in the “Moon Knight” series at Disney Plus, Variety has confirmed with sources. The exact details of Hawke’s character are being kept under wraps, but he is reportedly set to play the show’s lead villain. Variety previously reported that Oscar Isaac is set to star in the series. […]
WILMINGTON, Del. — Getting 100 million shots into Americans' arms in his first 100 days is only the beginning of his coronavirus plan, President-elect Joe Biden declared Friday. Lasting impact, he said, will come from uniting the nation in a new effort grounded in science and fueled by billions in federal money for vaccination, testing and outbreak sleuths. “You have my word: We will manage the hell out of this operation,” Biden said. But he also underscored a need for Congress to approve more money and for people to keep following basic precautions, such as wearing masks, avoiding gatherings and frequently washing their hands. “This is not a political issue," Biden said. “This is about saving lives. I know it’s become a partisan issue, but what a stupid, stupid thing to happen.” Biden spoke a day after unveiling a $1.9 trillion “American Rescue Plan” to confront the virus and provide temporary support for a shaky economy. About $400 billion of the plan is focused on measures aimed at controlling the virus. Those range from mass vaccination centres to more sophisticated scientific analysis of new strains and squads of local health workers to trace the contacts of infected people. On Friday, Biden pledged to maximize the available supply of vaccines and materials needed to administer them, using a Cold War-era law called the Defence Production Act to direct private manufacturing. He also seconded the Trump's administration's call earlier this week for states to start vaccinating more seniors, reaching those 65 and older as well as younger people with certain health problems. Until now states have been focused on inoculating health care workers, and some are starting to vaccinate people 75 and older. Relatively few are providing shots to people between 65 and 75. Another carryover from the Trump administration plan: Biden said he intends to mobilize local pharmacies to administer vaccines. Dr. Leana Wen, a public health expert and emergency physician, said Biden should aim higher. “At this point, mass vaccination is our last and best chance to restoring normalcy,” she said. “There should be no expenses spared in the vaccine rollout. A hundred million in 100 days needs to be seen as only a start." As Biden spoke, some governors blasted the Trump administration for what at least one said was “deception” in suggesting earlier this week a reserve of vaccine doses was ready to ship, augmenting supplies. An administration official said states have still not ordered all of the doses allocated to them, and called it a problem with states' expectations. Biden committed to better communication with the states, to avoid surprises about how much vaccine they can expect. His plan calls for the federal government to fully reimburse states that mobilize their National Guard to help distribute vaccines. The plan comes as a divided nation is in the grip of the pandemic’s most dangerous wave yet. So far, more than 389,000 people have died of COVID-19 in the U.S. The political outlook for Biden's rescue plan remains unclear, although a powerful business lobbying group welcomed its focus on controlling the pandemic. Biden has long held that economic recovery is inextricably linked with controlling the coronavirus. That squares with the judgment of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the most powerful business lobbying group and traditionally an adversary of Democrats. “We must defeat COVID before we can restore our economy and that requires turbocharging our vaccination efforts,” the Chamber said in a statement Thursday night that welcomed Biden's plan but stopped short of endorsing it. Under Biden's multipronged virus strategy, about $20 billion would be allocated for a more disciplined focus on vaccination, on top of some $8 billion already approved by Congress. Biden has called for setting up mass vaccination centres and sending mobile units to hard-to-reach areas. On Friday, he announced former FDA chief David Kessler as his chief science officer for the vaccine drive. Kessler has been advising Biden as a co-chair of his advisory board on the coronavirus pandemic. A pediatrician and attorney, he has emphasized the need to ease public concerns about the safety of the coronavirus vaccines. Confidence in the FDA’s review process is critical to ramping up the effort to vaccinate millions of Americans. With the backing of Congress and the expertise of private and government scientists, the Trump administration delivered two highly effective vaccines and more are on the way. Yet a month after the first shots were given, the nation’s vaccination campaign is off to a slow start with about 12.3 million doses administered out more than 31 million delivered, or 39%. About 10.6 million individuals have received first or second doses, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. But the American Hospital Association estimates that close to 246 million must be vaccinated to reach widespread or “herd” immunity by the summer. Vaccines currently available require to shots to be fully effective. Biden has called the vaccine rollout “a dismal failure so far." “We need to be getting to more than 3 million vaccinations a day, rapidly,” said Wen. The plan also provides $50 billion to expand testing, which is seen as key to reopening most schools by the end of the new administration's first 100 days. About $130 billion would be allocated to help schools reopen without risking further contagion. The plan would fund the hiring of 100,000 public health workers, to focus on encouraging people to get vaccinated and on tracing the contacts of those infected with the coronavirus. There's also a proposal to boost investment in genetic sequencing, to help track new virus strains including the more contagious variants identified in the United Kingdom and South Africa. Throughout the plan, there's a focus on ensuring that minority communities that have borne the brunt of the pandemic are not shortchanged on vaccines and treatments, aides said. With the new proposals comes a call to redouble efforts on the basics. Biden is asking Americans to override their sense of pandemic fatigue and recommit to wearing masks, practicing social distancing and avoiding indoor gatherings, particularly larger ones. It's still the surest way to slow the COVID-19 wave, with more than 4,400 deaths reported just on Tuesday. Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar And Bill Barrow, The Associated Press
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Joe Biden has pledged to deploy the US National Guard and FEMA resources to distribute Covid-19 vaccines across the US as part of a vaccine plan aimed at rapidly speeding up inoculations after a stalled rollout under Donald Trump’s administration that fell significantly short of its goals. The president-elect, days before his inauguration on 20 January, will propose “new, federally supported community vaccination centres” and mobilise “thousands” of staff and contractors. More than 31 million doses have been distributed as of 15 January, though only 12.2 million have received a shot, according to the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention.
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First Trust Advisors L.P. ("FTA") announced today that the Board of Trustees of First Trust RiverFront Dynamic Asia Pacific ETF (Nasdaq: RFAP), an actively managed exchange-traded fund ("ETF") managed by FTA and sub-advised by RiverFront Investment Group LLC ("RiverFront"), approved the reorganization of RFAP into First Trust RiverFront Dynamic Developed International ETF (Nasdaq: RFDI), another actively managed ETF managed by FTA and sub-advised by RiverFront. The reorganization has also been approved by the Board of Trustees of RFDI. RFDI will be the surviving fund.
NBC has set premiere dates for a pair of new comedies fronted by Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and SNL mainstay Kenan Thompson. Young Rock will premiere on Tuesday, Feb. 16 at 8/7c, followed immediately by the premiere of Kenan at 8:30 pm. As its title suggests, Young Rock “focuses on different chapters of Dwayne Johnson’s […]
Sunrise, Florida , Jan. 15, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Nano Dimension Ltd. (NASDAQ: NNDM), an industry leading Additively Manufactured Electronics (AME)/PE (Printed Electronics) provider, today announced an interview with President and CEO Yoav Stern will air on The RedChip Money Report television program. The RedChip Money Report airs in 100 million homes on Sundays at 6 p.m. local time in every country in Europe on Bloomberg International. In the exclusive interview, Stern discusses Nano Dimension’s game-changing fabrication technology and plans for growth. To view the interview segment, please visit: https://youtu.be/oXo8GmiF4a4 “The RedChip Money Report" delivers insightful commentary on small-cap investing, interviews with Wall Street analysts, financial book reviews, as well as featured interviews with executives of public companies. About Nano Dimensions Nano Dimension (NASDAQ: NNDM) is a provider of intelligent machines for the fabrication of Additively Manufactured Electronics (AME). High fidelity active electronic and electromechanical subassemblies are integral enablers of autonomous intelligent drones, cars, satellites, smartphones, and in vivo medical devices. They necessitate iterative development, IP safety, fast time-to-market and device performance gains, thereby mandating AME for in-house, rapid prototyping and production. Nano Dimension machines serve cross-industry needs by depositing proprietary consumable conductive and dielectric materials simultaneously, while concurrently integrating in-situ capacitors, antennas, coils, transformers and electromechanical components, to function at unprecedented performance. Nano Dimension bridges the gap between PCB and semiconductor integrated circuits. A revolution at the click of a button: From CAD to a functional high-performance AME device in hours, solely at the cost of the consumable materials. For more information, please visit www.nano-di.com. Forward Looking Statements This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the "safe harbor" provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and other Federal securities laws. Words such as "expects," "anticipates," "intends," "plans," "believes," "seeks," "estimates" and similar expressions or variations of such words are intended to identify forward-looking statements. For example, Nano Dimension is using forward-looking statements in this press release when it discusses Nano Dimension’s game-changing fabrication technology and plans for growth. Because such statements deal with future events and are based on Nano Dimension's current expectations, they are subject to various risks and uncertainties. Actual results, performance or achievements of Nano Dimension could differ materially from those described in or implied by the statements in this press release. The forward-looking statements contained or implied in this press release are subject to other risks and uncertainties, including those discussed under the heading "Risk Factors" in Nano Dimension's annual report on Form 20-F filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") on March 10, 2020, and in any subsequent filings with the SEC. Except as otherwise required by law, Nano Dimension undertakes no obligation to publicly release any revisions to these forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events. References and links to websites have been provided as a convenience, and the information contained on such websites is not incorporated by reference into this press release. Nano Dimension is not responsible for the contents of third-party websites. Contact: NANO DIMENSION INVESTOR RELATIONS CONTACTYael Sandler, CFO | email@example.com U.S. Investor Relations:Dave Gentry RedChip Companies Inc. Dave@redchip.com 407-491-4498 or 1-800-RED-CHIP (733-2447)